Several days ago I did a tongue-in-cheek post, What's In a Word: Is the Word 'Sustainable' Unsustainable? (see graph from xkcd).
Today, on Groundhog Day and World Wetlands Day, I tackle not the usage of the word, but the word itself. It is thrown around so much these days but it no doubt means different things to different people.
So I offer the following list of definitions, produced by my colleague David Brookshire, who did a web search years ago and came up with this document:
I originally thought there were just 32 here; David says the number is closer to 64. But no Dave Barry.
Let the debate begin!
And think before you use it.
"I believe sustainable use is the greatest propaganda in wildlife conservation at the moment." - Steve Irwin